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Advert Date:   Thursday, 2nd September 2021
 
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Job Title:   Director of Exhibitions
Organisation:   Somerset House Trust
Salary:   Competitive (£ p.a.)
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Thursday, 30th September 2021
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We are seeking an exceptional individual who will lead the shaping and delivery of Somerset House’s exhibition programme, as well as forming a vital part of the organisation’s senior management team. Working at a strategic level, with an international outlook but able to get involved in detail, this role is demanding, challenging and offers the successful candidate an opportunity to initiate, manage, curate and deliver ambitious work across Somerset House.

The overarching programme strategy and objectives are overseen by the Director of Somerset House. The Director of Exhibitions, the Director of Studios & Producing and the Head of Engagement & Skills work closely with the Director to develop and shape the future direction, each leading on the delivery of a different strand of the programme.

The role will build the reputation of Somerset House as an innovative cross-disciplinary contemporary cultural space, drawing on work generated by its creative community. The Director of Exhibitions will develop the exhibition and installation strands of the cultural programme, working collaboratively with in-house teams along with external curators and partners, to generate work produced on site, maximizing the cultural assets of Somerset House. The role will also require a committed and agile approach to developing UK and international partnerships that can bring financial and cultural benefits, helping to set a new bar for quality exhibitions and other formats in the London cultural landscape.

Please follow this link to our website for full details of the job role: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/jobs/vacancy-director-of-exhibitions
  Required Skills / Qualifications
• Extensive curatorial experience in developing and delivering exhibitions across disciplines
• An excellent strategist, international in outlook, able to draw on multiple programme strands to form a coherent and distinctive programme
• A reputation for artistic vision and flair demonstrating both innovation and a measured amount of risk taking
• The ability to challenge, excite and energise your team and the wider organisation through inspirational leadership
• Experience of developing talent and diversity where inclusion is at the core of both programming and your team
• Experience of working collaboratively to build constructive partnerships and develop professional networks with external stakeholders
• A proven track record of working collaboratively across departments
• Ability to balance being commercially astute, including previous experience of accountability for financial success, with a flair for maintaining innovation within the constraints of a tight budget
• Experience driving organisational and creative change including technology
• Track-record and demonstrable interest in using cultural programme to ensure attracting and retaining a diverse audience, including young people.
  Application Instructions
Please submit a CV and cover letter via our online application form by 5pm on Thursday 14th October 2021.

To access the form please visit: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/jobs

If you applied when we previously advertised the role, we would be grateful if would re-submit

Please follow this link to our website for full details: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/jobs/vacancy-director-of-exhibitions
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Contact Email:   jobs@somersethouse.org.uk
Website:   https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/
Address:   SOMERSET HOUSE TRUST, Strand, London.